Positively Safe: Addressing the Intersection of HIV and Domestic Violence

Washington, D.C.

This presentation explores the intersections of domestic violence (DV) and HIV, specifically in the context of health department service delivery and Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) goals. The webinar offers an overview on DV, trauma, and how perpetrators of violence may use HIV status to exert power and control. It includes a discussion on trauma-informed practices to implement when working with individuals who disclose DV, as well as and tips and resources to assist in building partnerships with local DV programs. Collaborations between DV and HIV organizations contribute to ending the HIV and DV epidemics by providing opportunities to discuss safety planning, identify housing options, and link to HIV services including PrEP and PEP, testing, and care.